Guide to Tarot Cards: Often, Tarot Cards have been called the Divine instrument that provides spiritual guidance and assistance. As a human we don’t have the capacity to connect directly with the Supreme, so Tarot cards work as a medium between us.
They helps us by connecting with our Supreme God and provide us the assistance needed to recognize the path that we need to be on. Tarot cards show the journey of our soul from beginning to completion. Tarot, like Astrology, is laden with symbolism.
Guide to Tarot Cards – Free Readings:
Symbol meanings are subject to your own perception. To clarify, if a symbol means something specific to you, then this is the meaning you should assign to that symbol in a Tarot Card that you have received from the deck at Free Daily Tarot.
The Major Arcana is the name given by occultists to the trump cards of a tarot pack. There are usually 22 such cards in a standard 78-card pack. They are typically numbered from 0 to 21. The following is a description of the 22 Major Arcana Tarot cards:
Guide to Tarot Cards: The Fool Card
The Fool is exciting and spontaneous, but a little bit fickle. When you receive the Fool, know that you are at the start of a new beginning or new experience. In this experience you will eliminate all that has been holding you back thus far. This could be fear, worry, or doubt. The Fool says, go out on your journey, that’s what life is about. Although the Fool may indicate stupidity, it is more optimistic in the sense that it means pure action and freedom from the limitations of your present life. Most likely, important decisions are coming, and the answer to your question is yes.
The Fool Card (Reversed)
Have you been acting in a strange way? Are you tired of the same old routine and you prefer to act in a foolhardy way, with no regard for the consequences of your actions? The Fool Card Reversed shows you have become reliant on others to take care of you. The Fool states that there is a need for a new beginning, and shows that there is some hesitancy about making it happen. It can also indicate that your desire for freedom and independence could very well be interfering with your love relationships. If you want love, don’t be foolish. Open yourself up.
Guide to Tarot Cards: The Magician Card
The Magician can be interpreted here as the symbol for your ability to act as a go-between with the world above and the contemporary, human world. Messages are being sent. The Magician is all about creating your Destiny. He shows that the Universe is aligning to bring positive changes your way. His magic is in his confidence, he has the ability to make things happen. If you are feeling an urge or a pull to do something, and the Magician card appears, the message is “follow that intuition.” It will weave magic for you at this time. New opportunities will be coming to increase your wealth.
The Magician Card (Reversed)
When the Magician card is reversed, things might not be going as planned and there might be impending failure. You feel out of your depths in your current situation. This is because your judgment is clouded by impatience. You have to make a shift in what you’re thinking about your current circumstances and your power over them. Throw away those negative, self-limiting thoughts and gain a positive, empowered, and self-confident mindset. New experiences can only help right now. Try to dedicate some time each week towards doing something new.
Guide to Tarot Cards: The High Priestess Card
The High Priestess is a leader with common sense. She is a reminder that you don’t know everything in a situation but you have the intelligence to sort it all out. Her appearance in a reading can signify that it is time for you to listen to your intuition rather than prioritizing your intellect and conscious mind. You have all the wisdom and knowledge you need. The High Priestess Tarot card is a card of spirituality and wisdom. When this card appears it is a good time to connect with your inner voice and intuition and to trust your higher power for you are smarter than most.
The High Priestess Card (Reversed)
Even reversed, the High Priestess is a very spiritual card. The reversed High Priestess card is a sign that you are repressing your own feelings. This leaves you overly dependent on others, desperate for their approval and validation. It could be warning you of someone close to you who is not what they seem. It is likely that this person is completely self-absorbed. Because of their immense selfishness, they will not be supportive with any of your own needs or endeavors. As this is a very spiritual card, take some time and space to meditate and you will understand the message being sent to you.
Guide to Tarot Cards: The Empress Card
The Empress is all about the expression of female energy, artistic pursuits, and intuitive powers. She is your female side. The Empress signifies abundance in beauty and love through a deep connection with nature and the Universe. She symbolizes feminine power. When the Empress appears in your reading, you can rest assured that all is in a good place in your world. The Empress is powerful and very self-assured. She questions none of the decisions she makes, in the same way a mother raising her young does not question herself. You have worked hard to reach this place, and have done well!
The Empress Card (Reversed)
The Empress Card, when Reversed, is about confidence, and your lack of it. With the Empress finding her way into your life, it could also mean that you are relying on others to take care of you, and make decisions for you. This is a sign of an imbalance within you. When the Empress appears reversed, she gently asks you to consider which area of your life is feeling neglected. She represents love, so if there is an area that feels abandoned, it is time to make it a priority. The Empress reminds you that love will protect and shield you. Giving yourself a little more love is all that is needed to make a huge breakthrough.
Guide to Tarot Cards: The Emperor Card
The Emperor sits on a ram-adorned throne, a sign of unyielding power. He is your masculine side. The Emperor is the absolute ruler of his world. This card in a reading suggests you are about to realize your goals, or are well in the process of doing something wonderful in that regard. A connection to authority could be important in your day today, and you could also simply need the advice of your dad or a similar fatherly figure. It’s a great day to make a commitment when you see the Emperor appear! New opportunities have a way of finding themselves in your path, take advantage.
The Emperor Card (Reversed)
The Emperor Tarot, when Reversed, can indicate that you are letting your heart overrule your head, and need to balance your mind with your emotions. The Emperor is a philosopher and a benevolent father that knows when to listen. Yet, he is also a warrior who knows when to pick up his sword. Reversed, it can only bring confusion. Feelings and emotions may rule over practicality. This card also serves as a warning that someone around you is going to use you for his own personal gain. You may be unaware at the time you are being deceived. You need to listen more to what is being said.
Guide to Tarot Cards: The Hierophant Card
When The Hierophant appears, it is time to embrace the conventional, for it suggests that you have a certain desire to actually follow a path which has been well established. The Hierophant advises that you return to the role of a meticulous learner. Learn everything you can about your chosen area. Let that knowledge become a part of you and an operative influence on your day-to-day awareness. In this way, you can slowly and steadily establish real credibility in your field or chosen subject. The Hierophant also believes in strong commitments. This is a good time for investments, provided they are conservative and stable.
The Hierophant Card (Reversed)
Things are confusing to you. You have lost your flexibility and also the feeling that you are in control. When the Hierophant appears reversed, he asks if there are beliefs in your own life that are keeping you in a state of rigidity. You are feeling an impulse to go against the rules, against social conventions, and against the way in which things are being done. This card may also be a warning that you should not partake in gossiping or slandering. There is a tendency for manipulation in a relationship and any distortion of the truth causes unhappiness. Be kind and changes will come.
Guide to Tarot Cards: The Lovers Card
The Lovers card is often about a big decision at hand. The Lovers is one of the best cards you can get! It is a soulmate card and signifies an intense bond between two people. If you are single, love is coming your way! Follow your heart, your instinct is not fooling you at this time. This card says it is safe to proceed with the decision that is pulling at your heartstrings the most. The Lovers Tarot card can represent the establishment of a personal belief system and an increasing awareness of one’s values. It is about staying true to your core and being authentic to those around you.
The Lovers Card (Reversed)
Missed connections, power struggles, not being ready for a relationship, breakups, and personal fears about commitment could all be involved in a Reversed Lovers Card. This signals the time to make an unpleasant choice or that there are no good choices. The Lovers reversed asks you to look at where disharmony may be occurring between you and another. Instead of getting angry at this individual try to figure out how you can make it better. You cannot heal your own heart if you are busy blaming another (past or present) for your imbalance. Being miserable because of another is a choice.
Guide to Tarot Cards: The Chariot Card
On its most basic level, the Chariot is about getting what you want. It implies war, a struggle, and an eventual, hard-won victory over enemies, obstacles, nature, the uncertainties inside you. This card is about efforts that lead to success. This is not yet victory that comes knocking on your door so don’t be fooled. You will need to put some effort in, and there could be some bumps along the way, but with the effort and determination of the Chariot, victory is almost definitely assured. The Chariot card reminds us that winning isn’t everything nor “the only thing.” It is, rather, the start of things.
The Chariot Card (Reversed)
The Chariot Card, when Reversed, may show that you are doing the bare minimum in life to make things work. You have lost the spark of Joy that makes life a blast. The Chariot reversal meaning can be an indication of lack of control and direction over your life. You are at the mercy of the opposing forces and the obstacles, and cannot seem to muster the strength to take over. You need to get your confidence back. Instead of worrying about the things you cannot control, focus your energies on what you have and strive to change the situations that are not good for you. .
Guide to Tarot Cards: The Strength Card
The Strength Card is a symbol of inner power and, of course, strength. It is a very positive card if you are fighting illness or recovering from injury. It is the Major Arcana card of inner strength. It represents mastering raw emotions in order to bring calm to yourself or a situation. It is similar to the Chariot in that it represents overcoming challenges. The Strength card also refers to inner challenges. It’s important to stay on top of your Karma connections. When you see this card, know that a guardian angel is in your corner to help you master the lions of the world that you need to, in order to experience victory.
The Strength Card (Reversed)
The Strength Card, when Reversed, is all about struggles with inner strength. You are withdrawing from society because of the unhappiness or depression you feel and think that people are the reason why you feel sad. Everyone seems to be happy or excelling in every aspect of life while you are stagnating. Things aren’t always as they appear. You must remember that you have a lot to be grateful for and that you should make a point to count your blessings. Appreciating what you currently have in hand is key to opening yourself up for more. You hold more strength and resilience than you give yourself credit for – so, be kind to yourself.
Guide to Tarot Cards: The Hermit Card
The Hermit Tarot Card brings with it, not just solitude, but also a time of reflection. It also refers to the level of spiritual knowledge that the Hermit attained, and that he is ready to impart that knowledge to you. When you become aware of your true road, there will be nothing to stand in your way, but you need honest and deep introspection to find your answers. If you ask Tarot about love and see this card, the gentle message is, you are better off alone at this time. It also is a sign that your partner is being exclusive with you, that you are the only partner for them. Alone time what you need to hear your inner voice.
The Hermit Card (Reversed)
The Hermit in a Reversed position states that you are a wise person, but you are too focused on finding the “truth” about some matter when you might do better to just let it go and move forward with your life. When the Hermit appears reversed, he reminds you that you should not feel alone. It is time to seek the company of others who have done the inner reflection to know their authentic self. The Hermit reversed encourages you to create more space for yourself to reconnect with your Spirit. Find the time to meditate and strengthen your Inner Light. You are truly wise.
Guide to Tarot Cards: The Wheel of Fortune Card
The Wheel of Fortune arriving in your Tarot speaks of new beginnings. It stands for luck, changes, and a new direction in your life. While it also shows ups and downs, the overall feel of the card is a positive one indicating changes for the better and good fortune. All of your Karma is coming back to you, and you can expect good rewards when the Wheel of Fortune arrives. This is not something that you have to do, and no action is required on your part. Rather, this is something that is happening to you, or an external event that changes things in your favor. Expect things to happen quickly when it does!
The Wheel of Fortune Card (Reversed)
When The Wheel of Fortune Card is Reversed, the changes and new beginnings, which the Wheel of Fortune points to, may not be as obvious or marked as in it’s upright version. Still, change is coming. Our luck and our fate is always in motion, and sometimes we do not get what we want. The reversed card states that you are resisting change and that you find it difficult to move along with the wheel. Try to embrace change and to go with the flow. Be assured that the wheel will turn again, and you will be okay again soon. Always believe in yourself.
Guide to Tarot Cards: The Justice Card
The Justice card is a balance card. It shows that things are going to go your way. Justice is concerned with truth and integrity. If you have treated others with integrity and kindness and not been treated well in return, this imbalance is about to be corrected and the relationship you deserve is coming your way. Legal matters go your way when you see this card. The Justice card is a card of harmony and virtue. It brings a time to stand tall and strong against the things that may be trying to throw you off balance. If you have been wronged, Justice arrives to restore balance and order.
The Justice Card (Reversed)
The Justice Card, when Reversed, is all about imbalance. Not everything in life is fair. Sometimes you must make the best of what you are presented with and proceed with caution. Justice deals with the idea of Karma and the law of cause and effect, stating that all events, and all people, are connected through Karma. Resist the urge to fight back or seek vengeance when you are wronged. Take responsibility for your own actions and decisions. Karmic Justice will take care of the rest. The Justice Card represents balance, fairness, and the inescapable consequences of our actions.
Guide to Tarot Cards: The Hanged Man Card
The Hanged Man is a card that suggests ultimate surrender and sacrifice. It represents a metamorphosis, maybe letting go or going through a period of transition. It could be a dead end job, a dead end relationship, or simply a life that is unfulfilled because there is no action. You are at a crossroads, and you need to do something about it but have no idea what or how. It is time to stop and calm down, and to look for ways to deal with the bad situation. Examine your options and you will know what the right thing is to do, just like the card of Justice. Do this and you will reap the rewards.
The Hanged Man Card (Reversed)
The Hanged Man Card, when Reversed, states that you are stalling about making a decision, likely because of a sacrifice that is involved. These situations do not generally resolve themselves. You must face the inevitable and make a choice. This Reversed Hanged Man indicates that you’re jumping from one bad situation to the next without properly thinking things through, and that your impulsiveness hasn’t been doing you any favors. If you’ve been hurried and rushing lately, you should relax and give pause to the situations around you.
Guide to Tarot Cards: The Death Card
The Death card signals that one major phase in your life is ending, and a new one is going to start. You just need to close one door, so the new one will open. It represents “transformation” or change. It is seen as a sign that something is coming to an end and to prepare for new growth. The Death card almost always means that a slow, but unrelenting change is coming or is in process. This is a force pretty much outside of your personal control, so the best way to handle the change is to accept that it is happening, don’t fight it, and don’t worry about doing anything until you have your insight.
The Death Card (Reversed)
The Death Card, when Reversed, signals that the changes that are about to come into your life are to be less intense as compared to the upright card. You may be staying in a relationship or a situation that is dead, out of duty and obligation. Things will change. It also points out that it is time to let go instead of resisting, because if you choose not to, the Universe will do it for you. While things inevitably end, they also clear the way for something new. It’s our wake-up call to fully embrace the present moment and the few things that are actually within our control. You will be given a second chance.
Guide to Tarot Cards: The Temperance Card
When the Temperance card appears, it signifies balance, peace, patience and moderation. This card brings the message that it may be time to step back a little bit, and exercise some caution on a key area of your life. If you have been consuming too much in the way of gambling, drinking, or substance use, this card is sending the message to curb things back. With issues of money, there is likely to be a good balance between what is going out and what is coming in. However, you are going to have to ask for what you deserve. Have courage and pride, and you will not fail. Travel is on your horizon.
The Temperance Card (Reversed)
A Temperance Card in reversal may be used as a warning. If you take a certain path, it would lead to turbulence and excess. Temperance reminds us that all things are only good in moderation, and that we must examine in which aspects of our lives we are breaking the balance. If you find yourself excessively doing one thing, shift your energy to focusing on another aspect of your life that would benefit from your attention. In money matters, Temperance reversed indicates that your finances are well-balanced, and that you have the right amount of money coming in and going out every month.
Guide to Tarot Cards: The Devil Card
When the Devil card appears, the angels and guides are pointing you to a very powerful spiritual lesson. The Devil card shows us a habit or way of life that’s dragging us down. It could be a roller-coaster relationship or dead marriage. It’s too scary to imagine life without it. Rather than break it off you prefer to suffer because it’s “the devil you know.” This card appearing is a signal that there is indeed something that is impeding your success. It could be a health matter, it could be a person. The battle you must fight isn’t with another person but with yourself, or what we call “our personal demons.”
The Devil Card (Reversed)
The Devil Card, in Reverse, represents Freedom! Sometimes, when we think we’re blocked, we’re really just tense and letting ourselves relax can help us think of different ways around bad situations. It is a time of liberation and a gradual process of waking up. We are being liberated from our worst fears. This card represents the termination of destructive behavior. A reversed Devil reminds us that any situation that may seem to be trapping us is an illusion. We always have options. Help is always available. This Reversed Devil brings a moment of clarity, peace, and a time for self-improvement.
Guide to Tarot Cards: The Tower Card
The Tower is commonly interpreted as meaning danger, destruction, and new opportunities. It is associated with sudden unforeseen change. The Tower itself is a solid structure, but because it has been built on shaky foundations, it only takes one bolt of lightning to bring it down. This card represents ambitions and goals made on false premises. If the structures you have built in your world cannot handle disruption without collapsing, perhaps it is time for new structures in your life. The lightning bolt symbolizes new opportunities and hidden talents that will soon be revealed.
The Tower Card (Reversed)
The Tower Card, when Reversed, represents the tower that is built on a faulty foundation, and it must fall. Though the destruction will be painful, the humbleness resulting from it can bring us peace. This is a time to roll with the changes. Holding on too tightly to things or people could well create serious difficulties for you and for your loved ones. When the Tower appears in reverse, people around you may be unusually stressed, and arguments and misunderstandings are going to be happening a lot. It is important that you don’t take anything personally. This is a time to keep a positive attitude.
Guide to Tarot Cards: The Star Card
When the Star card appears, you are likely to find yourself feeling inspired. It brings renewed hope and faith and a sense that you are truly blessed by the Universe at this time. The Star almost always heralds a period of peace and healing and embodies the peaceful and creative spirit of the sign Aquarius. The Star will be especially encouraging if you have just come from a difficult period, or a strong opposition, or a major setback. This card may come after a tough time, and brings with it the message that there is Peace on its way to you It’s a sign that you will regain what you lost if you will just have faith in yourself.
The Star Card (Reversed)
The Star Card, when Reversed, reveals that you may be experiencing a lack of spontaneity or false hopes. You may also be trying to overcome psychological problems. Not everything is as it feels at first. You might feel suffocated by the weight of hopelessness, but that doesn’t mean there is no hope. Don’t get stuck in negativity. You might find it difficult to see the bright side of life but it is still there. It is important to keep your head up because you must think positive at this moment to get ready for the brighter future that is coming. Don’t lose hope, love will come to you when you expect it least.
Guide to Tarot Cards: The Moon Card
When the Moon appears in a reading, it may indicate a time of uncertainty and illusion, when nothing is what it seems. Be careful of making fast decisions when the Moon appears because you may later realize you only had half the information you needed. Follow your heart and your intuition, and don’t be afraid to ask for psychic messages either. Pull back and meditate or listen to your instinct. All may not be as bad as it seems. Your insecurities are all that is holding you back. The truth is also much better discovered then wondering ‘what if’ for the rest of your life. Expect the unexpected.
The Moon Card (Reversed)
The Moon Card, when Reversed, signifies that the recent confusion or period of grief has come to an end. The darkness will dissipate, and you will finally be able to find the spiritual light that leads you towards the right path. You know something is about to happen but lack clarity to understand. Also, you know that nothing is going to work as per your plan. The Moon tarot card reversed denotes someone who is lost in some kind of madness, often due to not allowing their creative abilities to surface. Sometimes the Moon card shows up to let you know that you’ve bitten off more than you can chew.
Guide to Tarot Cards: The Sun Card
When you see the Sun appear in your reading, smile, for it is the most positive card in the Tarot deck. It represents life and energy. It also indicates fun and vitality, warmth and positivity. The Sun is an image of happiness and optimism. The Sun is shining on you! This day is the summer of your life, and the Sun embodies success, abundance, and an optimistic feel to the situation that cannot be matched. Success is not just probable, it is inevitable. There is confidence aligned with this bright picture. Like the child on top of the horse, you are on top of the world, and victory is yours for the taking.
The Sun Card (Reversed)
The Sun Card, when Reversed, points at an unhealthy situation where the soul is suffering and is not able to break free. Where everything was illuminated, within reach, and satisfying, we will now find darkness, obstacles, and disputes. The Sun in the reversed position is a sign that you may experience setbacks and feel clouded about your direction. You may have to work harder to bring your “freedom” about. Still, this is an excellent and important time to experience different things, things which are out of your usual routines. The Sun is about vitality, freedom, joy, and self-expression. Stay focused on your blessings.
Guide to Tarot Cards: The Judgment Card
When the Judgment card appears in your reading, it indicates that you are in a period of awakening, brought on by the act of self-reflection. You now have a clearer idea of what you need to change and how you need to be true to yourself and your needs. This can mean making small changes to your daily life or making huge changes that not only affect you but the people close to you. Significant life-changing events are about to take place when Judgment comes out in a reading. Judgment is the card of transition from one state to another. Relationships can go from dating to marriage or from dating to endings.
The Judgment Card (Reversed)
The Judgment Card, when Reversed, indicates taking on burdens, digging oneself deeper into the old life, being haunted by the past and unable to let go. The Judgment Card has us thinking critically about the choices we are presented with and to reflect on past decisions, but opportunities may pass us by as we wallow in self-doubt and indecisiveness. Judgment is symbolic of running away from what you’re truly feeling. There are some hurts that will hurt deeper and mistakes that will be more unforgivable. But Judgment wants you to let the past go and put them to rest. Past is past. It’s time to move on.
Guide to Tarot Cards: The World Card
When the World card shows up in your reading, your efforts are finally being rewarded, or you have come to the end of a journey, or you have concluded a significant life cycle. You are reaching a point in your day or situation where all things are truly coming full circle. The message here is: stay committed and fixated on your goals like these signs do, and success is just around the corner. It signifies completion of one journey, and the beginning of another all new exciting one. Know that the world is definitely your oyster at this time! Everything you’ve been working for is about to happen!
The World Card (Reversed)
The World Card, when Reversed, indicates that though you will undoubtedly achieve your goals, you will not be completely pleased with the results. There may be a lack of closure in some area of your life. You are showing signs of frustration due to the lack of completing an important project. Although you have the desire to go back to the past and achieve your goals, you know deep within your heart, that you have to move on and enjoy where you are right now. The world is yours to be shared when love and self-honor are present.